a christ-centered community of curious leaders

a christ-centered community
of curious leaders

November 14-17, 2023

Come to rest, learn, and connect with your talented colleagues across the country
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a community that's focuseD on living and LEADing WELL

sabbath rest

practical learning

collegial support

intentional transFORMATION

Leading Well Learning Retreats

Our four-day training experience for pastors, deacons, and church leaders offers a unique blend of practical skill development along with worship, retreat, and sharing of best practices. 

Leading Well can help leaders:


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Cost and What is Included

Individual Rates include program tuition and vary based on room occupancy, if you stay onsite, and if you are a Siebert Grant recipient.

On-site housing includes 9 full meals, 3 night’s lodging, and hospitality. On-site meals and hospitality are also included in the Commuter rate.

Double Occupancy – $925 per person
Single Occupancy – $1075 per person
Commuter – $700 per person

SIEBERT GRANT (Double) – No charge
SIEBERT GRANT (Single) – $200
Non-participating Spouse – $525

Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center hosts our AZ retreat each November. Between programming, participants can hike, explore the outdoor labyrinth, or soak in the pool or hot tub.

Event Schedule

Day one - Tuesday

Day Two - Wednesday

Day three - Thursday

Day four- friday


About Leading Well

Living well and leading well go hand-in-hand.

Leading Well is a “learning retreat” open to all types of church leaders.

It is for anyone who works with paid staff or volunteers in the context of a church. This includes those who are newly called to leading in ministry and those who wish to sharpen their skills. Pastors, Discipleship Coordinators, Deacons, Youth Directors, Children’s Ministry leaders, Worship leaders, Judicatory leaders, program staff, and anyone else who feels the call to follow Christ through service in the Church are all welcome.

Our events are a unique blend of practical learning and sabbath rest, with a focus on the leader as a whole person. Presentations cover everything from technological tools for ministry to leveraging conflict as an opportunity for growth.

Our facilitators understand they are more than presenters; they are the stewards of the event. The wisdom shared at the event will come from their prepared materials and much comes from YOU – the leaders who attend, each bringing your own gifts and diverse experiences. Many of our past participants have commented that their greatest “takeaways” came from synthesizing the content with fellow colleagues who also attended!

Each participant leaves the event with a “Leadership Formation Plan” tailored to their context, gifts, and present needs.




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